We’ve had a pause in the Ebola infection rate, and everyone has breathed a sigh of relief and gone back to what they were doing.
It’s a nice feeling, right?
Of course, it’s too bad that feelings don’t matter, because pandemics come in waves, and each successive wave gets bigger and bigger – until it burns out.
However, burn-out only happens when enough people have died, so that there aren’t any more hosts for the pandemic to infect.
Do you want to wait around for ‘burn-out’ to happen?
Right. You aren’t insane.
Unfortunately, the rest of the world isn’t so lucky.